Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week:
The House voted to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law. Voting yes were U.S. Reps. Thomas A. Marino, R-Cogan Station and Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Howard.
The Senate and House were not in session.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Each Monday, the Sun-Gazette summarizes major votes of the past week and, more specifically, how our locally elected and appointed officials voted on each matter. Watch for it each Monday in the Sun-Gazette.)
The Lycoming County commissioners approved an ordinance admitting Gamble Township into the county zoning partnership. Commissioners Jeff C. Wheeland, Tony R. Mussare and Ernie Larson voted in favor of the ordinance.
The Williamsport Regional Airport Authority agreed to advertise for bids for airport perimeter security fencing. Mark Murawski, Ats Welker, Michael Hughes, Rebecca Burke, Christopher Logue and Ryan Tira voted in favor of the advertisement. William Martin was absent.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted to hire Joe Hamm as borough secretary. Voting yes were Sean Simcox, Marguerite Dyroff, John Pisarcik, Deborah Colocino, Janet Barnet, and Kenneth Scheesley. Voting no was Wade Snyder. Mary Greene was absent.
Jersey Shore Borough Council voted to apply for a line of credit with Jersey Shore State Bank for $50,000 to fund a boat launch project. Voting yes were Sean Simcoc, Marguerite Dyroff, John Pisarcik, Deborah Colocino, Janet Barnhart, Kenneth Scheesley, and Wade Snyder. Mary Greene was absent.
South Williamsport Borough Council approved a proposal that gives Magisterial District Judges the ability to sentence codes violators up to 90 days in prison in addition to monetary fines. Borough officials said the measure is intended to get tougher on excessively tall grass and accumulations of garbage on properties. Those voting in favor were Dan Cupp, Robert Cronin, J. Bernard Schelb, Jeff Tompkins, Henry Frey Jr., Ben Landon, Richard Harris and Ed Weinhoffer. Anthony Mussare was absent.
Loyalsock Township Supervisors voted to hire Allison Frederick as a substitute staff member for the summer youth program. Voting in favor were Richard Wheeland, Jeff Rauff, John Bower voted yes. Virginia Eaton and Marc Sortman were absent.
City Council voted to deny demolitions of three houses on Union Avenue owned by Lycoming College. Voting to allow demolition were Council President Bill Hall, Don Noviello, and N. Clifford "Skip" Smith. Against it were Liz Miele, Bonnie Katz and Randall J. Allison. Abstaining was Jonathan Williamson.
Old Lycoming Supervisors unanimously approved two ordinances. One ordinance changed regulations about recreational vehicles. The other set regulations about gas and oil wells. Voting were John W. Eck, Janet C. Hall, and Linda Mazzullo.
Montoursville Area School District voted to accept the resignation of school director Roger Leight. Voting yes were Dora Pioli, Thomas McNamara, Ellen Stoner, Dale Ulmer, George Hagemeyer, Jill Kaplan. Jeff Schans and Scott Konkle were absent.
Southern Tioga School Board voted 8-0 to approve Dr. Kelly Higgins as Supervisor of Special Education. Higgins will be employed at a salary of $58,000 a year. Voting in favor were board members Ivan Erway, Barbara Shull, Dan Berguson, Stephen Hall, Frank Kollar, Sara Jane Knipe, Robert McConell and Kyle Lefelhoc. Board member Susan Jaquish was absent.
The board also voted 8-0 to approve a contract with Nutrition, Inc. to provide temporary food service management from July 16 to Nov. 16 at a rate of $200 a day. Voting in favor were board members Ivan Erway, Barbara Shull, Dan Berguson, Stephen Hall, Frank Kollar, Sara Jane Knipe, Robert McConell and Kyle Lefelhoc. Board member Susan Jaquish was absent.
South Williamsport Area School District approved the Education Association 2012-15 agreement, with a 250-percent increase in insurance contribution from the professional staff over the life of the contract. Voting in favor were Jerry Broskey, Gregg Anthony, Gregg Balawajder, John Engel, Mary Ann Cowden, Don Lowe, Sue Davenport and Chris Branton. Sam Burch was absent.